One foot in front of the other

I awoke this morning to a gentle whisper.  Not an audible one, but a quiet nudging of the spirit.  My body was asking me, in the nicest way possible, to get moving.

See, I haven’t been exercising lately.  As a health professional, that is a bit hard to admit, but there it is.

I have plenty of good reasons (read: excuses) for my recent inactivity.  My schedule is crazy.   I have two kids in two different schools at two different times.  My baseball coach husband has started Spring Training.  The weather is…oh, who am I kidding? I live in Phoenix – the weather is wonderful.

I think what really has me stuck is an order from my doctor to avoid any kind of intense exercise for a while because of some chronic injuries.  I am only allowed to do yoga, walking, and gentle stretching (not exactly my cup of tea).

So because I haven’t been allowed to exercise the way I want to, I quit.

Kind of the adult version of a temper tantrum, don’t you think?

I’m a person of extremes.  If I can’t go all out, I don’t want to do any of it.  Can anyone relate?

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  • Christa February 28, 2014 at 8:34 am

    I can relate, I’m a RD, with two busy kids also! I was told yesterday by a PT that I can’t run or even walk for two+ weeks due to injuries from running:( I was shocked that I couldn’t walk, that was my back up plan, so I was depressed. I was told I could swim, I guess I better learn how to swim! Hoping we can stay motivated together to choose to exercise daily!

  • Robin February 28, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Thanks for the timely post! I, too, am an RD and find I either go all out or do nothing at all. With the looming forecast of more bitterly cold weather to hit in the next 4-6 hours, I’m going to step away from the computer and go walk around the neighborhood before the excuses start in again!

    • InspiredRD February 28, 2014 at 9:30 am

      Yay me too. Heading out now!

  • Back To The Book Nutrition March 1, 2014 at 5:15 am

    Baahh! I’m SO there.
    it’s still hard for me to believe that I used to have an unhealthy obsession with exercise. Fitness has long since gone by the wayside – I think somewhere back during bedrest, then the newborn and “newblog” stage…..but it’s nearly a year later and i’m still just sort of attempting something minimal a few times a week if all the other spinning plates allow. And now, It’s. Just. Time.
    {That was quite a little rant – can you tell you struck a chord? 😉 }